Gulvain and its neighbour
by Gavin99 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:27 pm
Route description: Gulvain, near Kinlocheil
Munros included on this walk: Gulvain
Corbetts included on this walk: Braigh nan Uamhachan
Date walked: 19/05/2012
Time taken: 8 hours
Distance: 22.5 km
Ascent: 1700m5 people think this report is great. Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Returning south along the ridge I reached its lowest point , from here I wanted to head west towards the Corbett . I had found a couple of reports which described a descent route so I headed (nervously) down a steep and unwelcoming looking gully but after maybe 30 m a very faint path cuts off to the left , traversing the slopes and keeping above a line of crags , eventually I lost the path but picked my way down a rocky gully to reach the flatter ground of Gualann nan Osna .
After a quick lunch stop I headed onwards over the ice scoured bealach to ascend the steep nose leading up onto the summit ridge . This ridge is a nice wander on grassy ground , before long I had reached the 795m summit of the Corbett , a great wee viewpoint .
From the summit the ridge meanders pleasantly along , a fine stone wall on its crest , eventually reaching the 691m point of Na h-Uamhachan
From here I headed SE over steep grass , avoiding a few crags on the way to reach the track in the glen beside the forestry, a nice walk out beside the river brought me back to the start.
A cracking walk done in lovely weather , I headed off to Glen Nevis to meet friends for a night of fish ‘n’ chips , beer , midges and a good night's sleep
by pigeon » Mon May 21, 2012 10:32 pm
by laconic surf » Mon May 21, 2012 10:33 pm
by LeithySuburbs » Mon May 21, 2012 10:34 pm
by rockhopper » Mon May 21, 2012 10:38 pm
by Bod » Mon May 21, 2012 10:44 pm
An interesting route over a less spoken about Munro, not that it deserves any less attention. I suspect it's the long walk-in and the distraction of Glenfinnan that contributes to this....will need to follow your path one of these days.
The beer and chips was great fun
by jonny616 » Mon May 21, 2012 11:13 pm
by Gavin Canavan » Mon May 21, 2012 11:38 pm
by Johnny Corbett » Tue May 22, 2012 12:08 pm
by kevsbald » Tue May 22, 2012 4:40 pm
by ChrisW » Tue May 22, 2012 9:09 pm
by Gavin99 » Tue May 22, 2012 9:24 pm
Yes and very hungry too , Glen Nevis was torture !pigeon wrote:Midges????Aw Naw
Cheers , the beer did go down very well after thatlaconic surf wrote:Looks a great walk, that ridge on Gulvain looks a wee cracker. Well done, well earned fish supper and ale
Hi Leithy ,yes it makes a nicer round than doing Gulvain there and back .LeithySuburbs wrote:Ah, the Munro/Corbett cocktail - my current favourite tipple .
Thanks RH , it was nice looking at the Ben from a different angle.rockhopper wrote:Enjoyed reading your report Gavin - the ridge looks great in your photos and a cracking view over to Ben Nevis. Cheers
Oh yesBod wrote: The beer and chips was great fun
Cheers Jonny , enjoy !jonny616 wrote:Great stuff Gavin. Ron & i have talked about this so i guess we will be following in your footsteps soon
Cheers Gavin,Gavin Canavan wrote:Nice report Gavin and some excellent pictures! Thank you
Hi Johnny , a nice round this , the Corbett ridge is a lovely bit of walkingJohnny Corbett wrote:Nice one Gavin, been looking at doing Gulvain this year. Was planning on just doing it on it's own but will follow your route now and take in the Corbett. Cheers
Cheers Kev , where to go for No100 ? More importantly what kind of cake to bring !kevsbald wrote:As above. Well done, Gav closing in on that 100.
Aye Monty , I suppose you could tie it in with the Glenfinnan 2, that would be a nice wandermonty wrote:Nice report Gavin. Need to get up and do this one soon.
Yes a wee bit nippy , I think the snow will be disappearing fast now though , summer has arrivedChrisW wrote:Great shots of a good long wander Gavin, love the ridge photos though they do look a bit chilly
by Collaciotach » Tue May 22, 2012 10:02 pm
by Gavin99 » Wed May 23, 2012 7:59 am
Aye , I saw your TR , thankfully conditions were slightly nicer for my visit !Collaciotach wrote:Ach bha mi toilichte .. Good pics n report and happy to see what Gaor Bheinn actually looks like ,did this in Nov 11 Mist ,Cloud ,Snow with a good gale blowing ....did a wee bit crawling if i mind correct